A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
I have a genuine love affair with my audience. When I`m on stage they`re not privileged to see me. It`s a privilege for me to see them.
Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time
The music industry can make you feel like a prostitute.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it.
Artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.
Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it.
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Art! Who comprehends her? With whom can one consult concerning this great goddess?
An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.
Comedy is the blues for people who can?t sing.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Play it fuckin' loud!
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.